• Afghan Stories: Giving Women a Voice

Check out this multi-media presentation!

A multi-media presentation by photojournalist Paula Lerner

Thursday, March 13th, 5:30-6:45 pm, Sargent Hall, Room 295

“In February of 2005 I took the first of multiple trips to Afghanistan as a volunteer with the Business Council for Peace (www.bpeace.org.) The women whose stories I documented for Bpeace profoundly moved me:  here were women who had survived unimaginable hardships and decades of war, and yet they had the optimism and bravery to help rebuild their country by building their own fledgling businesses.  I began gathering audio in addition to taking still images to record the women telling their stories with their own voices.  This work, "The Women of Kabul," was published as a multimedia feature on the Washington Post web site in 2006.”  --Paula Lerner--

Paula Lerner's passion for photographing people has taken her from the Amazon to Afghanistan. Since 1985 she has been commissioned by a wide variety of national and international clients in addition to pursuing her own projects. Her editorial roster includes Smithsonian, People, Time, Newsweek and Business Week, as well as many European and Asian magazines.  Among her corporate and advertising clients are Agfa, Children's Hospital Boston, Bright Horizons, Harvard, MIT, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund.

Co-sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.   Please RSVP to Michele Rapp, mrapp@suffolk.edu

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